Monday, 5 October 2015

An Evening with Jane Austen

I'm enormously chuffed to announce my involvement in a theatrical venture today as An Evening with Jane Austen finds a home here at the salon!

There is, of course, a story to tell...

Regular visitors to the salon will know that I recently took a trip to Godmersham Park to see Adrian Lukis, who some of you might know as a certain Mr Wickham, and Caroline Langrishe perform their show, An Evening with Jane Austen, with music and songs courtesy of Camilla Pay and Rosie Lomas. The show combines period music and song with readings from Jane Austen's works, encompassing romance, tragedy and a generous sprinkling of humour. To spend an evening at Godmersham listening to Jane's words being brought so vividly to life was a wonderful experience and one that I shan't forget in a hurry. 


That same evening, in the very library where Jane Austen once settled down to work, Adrian and I hatched a scheme to give An Evening with Jane Austen a permanent berth at the Guide. As well as clips from the show, the new pages offer a chance to meet the performers, read some reviews of past performances and keep up to date with future events. 

I do hope you will take a look around the new pages and if you have any suggestions for sites of historical interest that might make suitable hosts for a performance, do get in touch, we'd love to hear from you!







12 comments:

Jude Knight said...

How wonderful! Thank you so much, Catherine.

Anonymous said...

This was amazing. I am so glad you posted it.

Joana Starnes said...

So wonderful! Thanks, Catherine!

Kathy Berlin said...

Loved this.

Catherine Curzon said...

Thank you; the reason for my rather chuffed look in the photos becomes clear!

Catherine Curzon said...

I am lucky enough to have a video of a *lot* of the show courtesy of Adrian; choosing just two clips wasn't easy!

Catherine Curzon said...

I thought you'd appreciate it; hope to see you at a future show!

Catherine Curzon said...

Thank you!

Mimi Matthews said...

Love this new section, Catherine :) Thanks for posting it!

Catherine Curzon said...

It's very definitely a pleasure!

Anonymous said...

I want your job! ;-). (Not that you don't do it perfectly)
What a fabulous way to spend an evening!

Catherine Curzon said...

There're certainly worse jobs! ;-)